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    Laldy is funnier though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EsotericReverie View Post
    Laldy is funnier though.
    I don't know. I quite like the Discworld books. Even though I haven't read the majority of them. Isn't he up to like 30 books or something?

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    I'm personally a big fan of the discworld stuff, sure it's not all great plotwise but the world he's built and the little observations do it for me :3

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    I never cared much for most of the perceived classics he did, but really enjoyed the night watch. Funny and sincere in all the right places and a jolly good read. Just the idea of a world on the backs of turtles tickles me too, there's a Douglas Adams-esque absurdity there which I can get behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
    Isn't he up to like 30 books or something?
    Much, much more in fact. He's at over 70 books in total, and at elast 40 of them are Discworld novels. Man is crazy. And fighting Alzheimer's, apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EsotericReverie View Post
    Much, much more in fact. He's at over 70 books in total, and at elast 40 of them are Discworld novels. Man is crazy. And fighting Alzheimer's, apparently.
    Can't really fight that, unfortunately

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    by the way, laldy, my uncle modified a version of warhammer to play with napoleonic miniatures. hes been doing that for 20 years now, reenacting famous battles, to see if they could have done it better :D
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    Doesn't that greatly depend on what stats you pick for the soldiers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
    Doesn't that greatly depend on what stats you pick for the soldiers?
    definitely. but it must have worked. They mixed a couple of systems together then modded it to suit their needs.
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    There used to be a games workshop historical section that was largely unknown by everyone and GW never mentioned it, not sure if the lawyer run version of the company will have killed that off though.
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    It was actually just shut down last May, but you're right, the shops never spoke it. But from about 2002/3 onwards the shops also stopped supporting most of the "specialist" games and just focused on the three core sets.
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    Yeah, the specialist games were the only interesting bits to me, so it's a big shame the company went in this direction.

    Still, the hobbyist scene and independent companies are doing more with the stuff than GW ever did themselves. Blood bowl for instance has 10+ other mini manufacturers producing figures for it (and for legal reasons other fantasy themed sports games).

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    There was rumour that Blood Bowl was getting a Space Hulk style re-release soon. A single run of a couple of thousand prints.

    And indeed their specialist games where always much more interesting to play. They also for the most part required much less investment in the "hobby" side of it and gave you more game time. Things like Inquisitor or Necromunda where you'd only need a few mini's to play the game, as opposed to 70+ models.
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    Party like its 1999 with Jerry Jackson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    Things like Inquisitor or Necromunda where you'd only need a few mini's to play the game, as opposed to 70+ models.
    Good games. Bad business, most likely. Had some strange rules in them too, about having to have exactly the correct type of wepons on all your dudes for you to get to use the figs, to force you to buy 70+ of them, presumably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EsotericReverie View Post
    Good games. Bad business, most likely. Had some strange rules in them too, about having to have exactly the correct type of wepons on all your dudes for you to get to use the figs, to force you to buy 70+ of them, presumably.
    Yeah, but that was only store enforced and I even played in the nice stores that didn't care much about this kind of thing so we were able to get away with plenty of "counts as" as long as it's consistent (no "this shotgun is actually a boltgun, but these 2 are lasguns and autoguns", but "all rifles that look like this are lasguns" is fine).

    Mordheim and Blood bowl were my 2 biggest loves, but necromunda is also fantastic (even if my escher were largely useless, I remember 1 campaign my heavy blew up her gun, fell off a building and blinded herself in 1 eye in the first turn of a first campaign game).

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    On the subject of Discworld books (I fking love them, though I have never made the concerted effort to read them all), for anyone unsure if they like the lack of plot/ overly whimsical nature of them may I recommend Monstrous Regiment​? It's basically independent of previous stories/characters, it's a well structured story in itself and the tone is quite a lot darker than any other Discworld book I have read.

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    I used to play Necromunda a lot with my girlfriend, and she totally demolished me in campaing play. I fell so far behind that I simply couldn't take it anymore, and that was the end of that game.

    Personally though, I was always much more interested in building the scenery, than in painting the miniatures, or even playing the games...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar skills View Post
    Party like its 1999 with Jerry Jackson

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